Transporter to get retread

10 February 2014

Transporting to a new star.

The successful Transporter series is to get a reboot - but Jason Statham will not be behind the wheel.

Creator Luc Besson has given the green light to Transporter 4 with two more sequels in the pipeline if it's successful.

In the original series, Statham played Riviera-based Frank Martin, a professional courier driver for hire in a series know for its signature Hong Kong-style fight scenes.

It has not been announced who will replace Statham, who can next been seen in The Expendables 3 and Fast & Furious 7 next year.